Bosque celebrates Texas

Third in a series of Bosque County celebrating Texas Independence Feb. 28-March 8

Bosque Museum features antique firearms expert David Jackson March 8 as a part of Texas Independence Week series

CLIFTON – In a week filled with activities, several Bosque County organizations and schools present events in commemoration of Texas Independence.

As part of the Bosque Celebrates Texas, Bosque Memorial Museum will host a free lecture from antique firearms expert David D. Jackson on March 8 beginning at 2 p.m.

Visitors also will have the opportunity to view the Bosque Museum’s firearm collection which includes 150 long guns and handguns dating from the 1750s to modern times.

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Jackson is a retired probate judge operates a fine antique gun shop in University Park – The Jackson Armory. Besides being a legal scholar, Jackson is also well-versed in antique firearms and militaria of the 18th-20th centuries.

Jackson began collecting guns in 1952 and has written numerous articles and papers on firearms history. He opened his shop in 2003 with his son and son-in-law. They buy, sell and appraise firearms and antiques on a daily basis. The Jackson Armory has several experts on staff in antique, military and modern firearms and is the number one dealer of Wilson Combat guns in the United States.

Jackson is a licensed firearms dealer and has a Collector of Curios and Relics License from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Sponsors for Celebrate Texas Independence Week are First Security State Bank, the Bosque Museum, the Bosque County Collection, the Walnut Springs Historical Association and the Bosque Valley Heritage Society. Their combined purpose is to bring people together throughout the county to honor the State of Texas, its heritage and the forefathers. It is important to them to supply information, especially to young people; to make them aware of their heritage and history.

The Bosque Museum is located at 301 S. Ave. Q, Clifton.For more information call the Bosque Museum at 254-675-3845, visit their website at: http://www.bosquemuseum.org. or find them on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/BosqueMuseum/.

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Photos courtesy of THE JACKSON ARMORY

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